TELL CANADA TO HONOUR ITS COMMITMENTS TO OUR OCEANS
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If a panel of doctors told you that you need to take better care of your health, would you listen? Canada just got that warning from 10 leading marine scientists: Take care of your oceans before it’s too late. Tell our government leaders that you want Canada to properly support ocean conservation. Send the letter below, and please include your own comments if you can.
They don’t like what they see.
After a thorough investigation of trends in ocean conditions, including fisheries, climate change and aquaculture, they concluded that we’re not a star performer.
In last year’s budget speech, the Finance Minister promised to create six new marine parks by 2012. The government hasn’t met that commitment yet, and it only has 10 months left to meet it. Now is your chance to tell the Prime Minister, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Minister of Finance that you want these commitments fulfilled and properly supported, and that you want to see a renewed commitment to protecting our oceans going into 2013.
We’ll let you know if they follow through after the budget speech next month.
Read more about the report from the Royal Academy of Canada.
ROYAL SOCIETY CALLS MAYDAY FOR CANADA’S OCEANS
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